Dolmabahce Palace and Topkapi Palace Combo Tour

If you're looking to explore Istanbul's imperial past and visit two of the city's most magnificent palaces, then the Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace Tour is a must-do. This tour will take you on a journey through the centuries of Ottoman and Turkish history, showcasing the grandeur and splendor of these two magnificent palaces. The tour begins with a visit to the Dolmabahçe Palace, an architectural masterpiece located on the Bosphorus. It was once the residence of the Ottoman Sultans in the late 19th century, and it boasts an impressive mix of European and Ottoman architectural styles. With your tickets, you'll skip the long lines and enter the palace, where you'll be greeted by stunning crystal chandeliers, opulent furnishings, and lavish decorations.

Next, the tour takes you to the Topkapı Palace Museum, one of Istanbul's most famous landmarks and the former residence of Ottoman Sultans. You'll skip the lines with your tickets and explore the palace's extensive collection of Ottoman and Islamic treasures. The palace is a vast complex of buildings, courtyards, and gardens, and with the help of an expert guide, you'll discover its fascinating history and learn about the opulent lifestyle of the sultans who once lived here. With your Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace Tour tickets, you'll also have the chance to see the Hagia Irene, a hidden gem located within the Topkapı Palace complex. This ancient Byzantine church is considered to be one of the most important religious monuments in Istanbul, and you'll get to admire its impressive architecture and learn about its fascinating history.

Inclusions & Highlights of Dolmabahce Palace and Topkapi Palace Combo Tour

  • Savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, and indulge in some of the most flavorful dishes of Turkish cuisine.
  • Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off, and travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Benefit from the expertise of a knowledgeable local guide, who will provide you with insightful commentary and fascinating facts about each attraction.
  • Admission to the Bezmiâlem Vâlide Sultan Mosque
  • Admission to the Dolmabahce Palace
  • Admission to the Topkapı Palace
  • Admission to the Hagia Irene

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Best Time to Visit:

  • Dolmabahce Palace: The best time to visit is from April to June and September to November when the weather is mild and crowds are fewer.
  • Topkapi Palace: The best time to visit is from September to November and from April to May when the weather is pleasant, and the crowds are less, making it easier to explore the palace at leisure.


  • Dolmabahce Palace: Dolmabahce Cd., Besiktas, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
  • Topkapi Palace: Cankurtaran Mh., 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey

Opening hours 

  • Dolmabahce Palace: Open daily from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM except for Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Topkapi Palace: Open daily from 9:00 AM to 6:45 PM except for Tuesdays.

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    Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapi Palace are two of the most famous historical landmarks in Istanbul. Dolmabahçe Palace is renowned for its opulent decor and exquisite architecture, while Topkapi Palace is known for its vast collection of Ottoman-era artifacts and stunning gardens. Both palaces offer visitors a glimpse into the grandeur and richness of Turkey's imperial past.

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